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Nicholas & Roxy Shortridge

March 16, 2024 | Piney Flats, TN

We both have always known that we wanted to be parents, but the journey to parenthood has not been an easy one for us. Nicholas was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer as a teenager. Due to the toxicity of the chemotherapy, he received he is unable to have children naturally. When receiving the diagnosis of infertility, we were devastated but knew that God had a bigger plan for us. We always believed that it was God’s will for us to become parents. We started to see that God was using our struggles to set us up for something truly special. He was teaching us that beauty can come from brokenness. We began to open our hearts not only to the idea of having a child but also to the mother of that child. We realized that adoption was the path that God had chosen for us. Throughout this journey, we have leaned on Psalm 37:4, which says, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” We have found comfort in this verse and have learned to trust in God’s plan for our lives. Although the wait for a child can be difficult, we know that God has a perfect timing and Will for everything and that he has already chosen the child who will be a part of our family. We are excited to see what the future holds and are grateful for the lessons that God has taught us along the way.

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Baby Shortridge

Domestic Adoption | United States

The Lord has called us to adopt an infant in the United States. We are waiting to be matched with an expectant mother and her child. We were surprised to learn just how much it would cost and that much of the cost would be due upon matching. Despite our fears of finances, we carry on, trusting the Lord, our Father, to provide. We boast in Him alone.

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Ms. Margaret

Widow | Tennessee

You won’t find a better person than Ms. Margaret. Margaret lost her husband, Kip, suddenly in December of 2017. Kip and Margaret were true servants of our community. They put their heart and soul into those they love. Ms. Margaret has been a teacher in our local community for 34 years. She loves each student as her own! Ms. Margaret was Nicholas’s homebound teacher as he received chemotherapy treatments in high school. Throughout Nicholas’s treatments Margaret became like family. Ms. Margaret needs help with pressure washing her deck and driveway, landscaping, and exterior home repairs. We feel honored and are excited to be able to bless her through this service project!

A Different Kind of Fundraiser

A team of volunteers is completing a service project of fixing up a widow's home. We are raising sponsorship for our day of service. The funds raised will help a child to become adopted into a forever family. Will you sponsor us?

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